Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Reese Witherspoon reprises her role as pink-loving, naturally blonde Harvard Law School graduate Elle Woods. This time she's a lawyer-in-pink out to stop animal testing in the cosmetic industry and free her beloved Chihuahua's mother from a laboratory. So, she's off to Washington, D.C., where she meets a sorority sister who's a senator (Sally Field) and a friendly doorman (Bob Newhart) who knows everything about how the political system works. Also with Luke Wilson and Regina King. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman kiss a few times, and a woman kisses a man and they both fall onto the floor. We see a photo of a man and a woman kissing. A group of people dance with movements that resemble those of dogs: they thrust their hips, pant, wag their hips, lift their legs, lick at each other, and rub themselves on each other's legs. Women wear tight-fitting and short outfits throughout the movie revealing cleavage, bare, shoulders, and bare legs, and we see a man dressed as a woman. Innuendo includes: A woman says "I did the bend and snap naked," a character is portrayed as being homosexual, a man accuses a woman of performing oral sex on a man to get what she wants, a woman talks about a "tongue, no tongue policy" at a kissing booth, and a woman talks about two dogs having sex and that they are gay (we see them later lying together and one is dressed in studded leather).

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - We see a dog in a Plexiglas containment field, in a laboratory, apparently undergoing some kind of test. A dog bites a sandwich and a man takes a bite after him.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 scatological term, 2 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 12 religious exclamations, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, governmental procedures, Washington deals and secrets, credibility, blackmail, homosexuality, wedding planning, goals, principles.

MESSAGE - People can make a difference. Trust your own voice. Do not judge by appearances.

Special Keywords: S3 - V1 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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